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Mirina Staudinger, 1892 , in Romanoff. Mém. Lépid. 6 : 324.    [BHLBHL]

Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Mira christophi Staudinger, 1887. In: Romanoff, Mém. Lépid. 3: 212, pl.12, fig.6. [(of Mira Staudinger, 1887)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [U.S.S.R.]: Vladivostok, (? Depository)..

Fletcher & Nye (1982) stated:-

Mirina was established as the objective replacement name for Mira Staudinger, 1887.

The systematic position of Mirina is uncertain. It was established in the Saturniidae; its affinities and the possibility of placing it in a separate family were discussed by Seitz, 1911, in Seitz, Gross-Schmett. Erde 2: 193, who placed it tentatively in the Endromidae; it was placed in the BMNH collection in the Bombycidae by Hampson, whose placing has been followed in this catalogue. The larva was described by Staudinger, 1887, ibidem 3: 212, and by Graeser, 1888, Berl. ent. Z. 32: 134, who included an account of its defensive behaviour.

Mirina Staudinger, 1892 is the type-genus of the Bombycidae, Mirininae, which was raised to the Mirinidae by Minet, 1986, Alexanor 14 (7) : 303.

MIRINA was included within the family MIRINIDAE by Lemaire & Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Mira Staudinger, 1887: 212.

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